Dr. Robert St. Peter
Kansas Health Institute

Robert F. St. Peter, M.D., is President and CEO of the Kansas Health Institute (KHI). Bob is a physician with experience in health services research and health policy development. Prior to joining KHI, he served as a senior medical researcher at Mathematica Policy Research and the Center for Studying Health System Change in Washington, D.C. He also served as a health policy adviser on the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources during consideration of comprehensive health reform legislation in 1993‒94, and as the Luther L. Terry Senior Fellow in Preventive Medicine in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Bob is a research associate professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His work on access to care, the Medicaid program, quality improvement and health system change has been published in leading journals.

Bob serves on the board of directors of Stormont Vail Health, an integrated health system in Topeka. Previous roles have included Chair of the Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy for AcademyHealth, board member and Treasurer of AcademyHealth, founding board member and former Chair of the National Network of Public Health Institutes, member of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars Program, and member of the Technical Advisory Committee for the RWJF Scholars in Health and Society program.

Bob received his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Kansas and his medical degree from Duke University. He completed his residency and chief residency in pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Bob was an international health fellow in Nigeria, West Africa, and an RWJF Clinical Scholar at the University of California San Francisco/Stanford University.